See the Gay Shame Conference Poster
international conference on the topic of "Gay Shame"
will take place at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on
2003. The conference will bring together nearly
fifty scholars, critics,
writers, activists, archivists, students,
and artists for two and a half days of public
discussion, documentation, and performance.
purpose of the conference is to inquire into various
aspects of lesbian and gay male sexuality, history, and
culture that "gay
had the effect of suppressing.
The conference intends to confront the
shame that lesbians,
gay men, and "queers" of all sorts
still experience in society;
to explore the transformative impulses
that spring from such experiences of shame; and to ask what affirmative
be made of these residual experiences of shame now that
all gay people are condemned to live in shame.
The theme of the conference responds to recent celebrations
cities across the US, Canada, and Europe, celebrations that often criticize
contemporary gay politics
and challenge current definitions and practices
of "gay pride."
Shame Conference Schedule
No Registration Necessary; All Events Are Free and Open to the
All events will be held in Auditorium A of Angell Hall,
435 S. State Street,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Remarks by Valerie Traub.
Andy Warhol, Screen Test #2 (70 minutes, introduced
by Douglas Crimp).
Vaginal Davis, "Intimacy & Tommorow"
events will be held
in the Anderson Room, Michigan Union, 530 S.
State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
9:00 onward Breakfast
remarks by David Halperin and Nadine Hubbs:
Gay Shame Now?
10:30-12:00 Discussion of Douglas Crimp, "Mario Montez,
Ladenson, discussant and facilitator; Douglas
12:00-1:00 Lunch (provided for conference
Shame Activism: Stephen Kent Jusick, Oakie
Mattilda (aka Matt Bernstein Sycamore);
Activism?: Emily Crandall, Judith
Roof, Jaime Hovey, Dennis Allen; Emily Crandall,
(coffee and tea provided for all).
4:00-5:30 Porn & Publicity, Sex & Shame:
Ellis Hanson, Amalia Ziv,
R. Delany; Jennifer Moon, chair
5:30-6:30 Response & Roundtable
Discussion: Leo Bersani, Patrick
Jennifer Moon, Michael Warner, Mark Simpson;
All events will be held in the Pendleton Room, Michigan
Union, 530 S.
State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
9:00 onward Breakfast available
Shame: Terry Galloway, Robert McRuer,
Abby Wilkerson; McRuer and
chairs; Tobin Siebers, respondent
(provided for conference members only).
1:00-2:00 The Shame
of Queer History/Queer Histories of Shame:
Gould, Heather Love; Helmut Puff, chair
and Roundtable Discussion: Esther Newton,
Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, Martha Vicinus;
Chauncey, respondent and chair
3:30-4:00 Break (coffee and tea
provided for all).
Discussion: Barry Adam, Anne Herrmann, Holly
Hughes, Joan Lipkin, Hiram Perez; Gayle Rubin, chair
Holly Hughes, "After a Fashion," Trueblood Theatre,
located on the 2nd floor of the Frieze Building,
S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. (Tickets
be ordered from University Productions by March
order call: 734-764-2538)
Dance Party for the Whole Community: DJ
Rubin will be spinning shamelessly retro queer
music. Location: The Heidelberg, 215 N. Main,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Tel: 734-663-7758.
them at: http://www.theheidelberg.net/
special exhibition consisting of selected materials from the Labadie
Collection at the University of Michigan Libraries
Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
March 20 - April 30
Curated by Tim Retzloff and Julie Herrada, with the support of the
Lavender Information and Library Association
the Labadie Collection Online
Information on the Conference
Hotel, and Transportation Information
of Michigan Central Campus Map
Organizations in Michigan
Shame and Gay Shame Conference Related Links
on Gay Shame
further information, contact
David Halperin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Valerie Traub (email@example.com).
For lodging and hotel information and/or general
conference inquiries, contact
Suraj Patel (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Barry D. Adam
Samuel R. Delany
Stephen Kent Jusick
Information on the Participants
Sponsors of the Conference from the
University of Michigan
Institute for Research on
Women and Gender
The Lesbian-Gay-Queer Research
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
for Interdisciplinary Initiatives at the Rackham
Department of English Language and Literature
Program in Comparative Literature
Program in Women Studies
Department of Romance Language and Literatures